What did you do to your Clarity today?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by fotomoto, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    Always a popular subject on any forum and the Clarity needs one too!

    Today, I added a universal trunk lid rubber protector applied with 3M (supposedly) double sided tape. It's about 35 inches long and only need minor trimming of the front corners. So far it's survived one car wash.

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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  2. David Towle

    David Towle Active Member

    Do they have them without ribs? So much dirt piles up there now I would hate to have ribs to keep the dirt from rinsing off in the rain.
  3. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    FWIW, Honda makes a clear one that looks better and is almost invisible.
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  4. Mowcowbell

    Mowcowbell Active Member

    Or you can buy a strip of clear 3M protectant film and trim it to fit yourself. :)
  5. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Just what I did on the door sills. Bought a long piece for less than $20 on eBay and cut to fit all 4.
  6. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    I've not had good luck with protective film/vinyl on other vehicles so I decided to specifically look this time for a thicker rubber type solution like the OEM protector on our OutBack bumper.

    @ around $4 each, they're cheap enough I ordered three more (1 ea. for front and split 1 for rears) to use as door sill protectors. Also pictured, I got Goodyear floor mats sourced from Walmart, around $25 for set with rear runner.

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  7. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    This thread is for everyone. It doesn't really have to be "today". ;)

  8. thecompdude

    thecompdude Member

    Can you share a link for the door sill protectors and the floor mats?
  9. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

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  10. amy2421

    amy2421 Active Member

    Just drove it and charged it up. Pretty much the same as every day! :)
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  11. Lucien Mcleod

    Lucien Mcleod Member

    washed her nice

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  12. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    Brought home a tall bar stool. Only had to lower one seat back for it to fit. Who needs a hatchback? (TIC)
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  13. larrenz

    larrenz Member

    Looks good. May I know where did you get it?
  14. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    Sorry, I missed this. See post #9 above.

    Added some grippy shelf liner material to the central tray to keep things from sliding around as much. I cut and laid in two layers which also helps with reduction. A roll is way too much material but it only cost about 96 cents (walmart or similar). Bonus points for nearly matching the base seat cover texture and color. Folks think it comes this way.

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  15. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    08550120-CC56-41D1-B0C5-845FC033973E.jpeg Charged along side the rich folks. ;)
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  16. MPower

    MPower Well-Known Member

    Last month I had the same experience. Cars even the same colors (except for the dirt on the red one. How do you keep yours so clean? I bet you cheat and wash it).

    I had just returned to get my car at a public parking/charging station. Beside me was a black Tesla with two young men dithering around the EVSE. As I was unhooking, they continued to dither. Finally, little old lady to millennial hipsters, "Are you having a problem?" Turns out they had borrowed the car and had neglected to get the charge card for the ChargePoint station. They were getting frantic.

    I pointed out the link on the EVSE to 20th century tech—a telephone number! I said, "Call the number with your 21st century smartphone; give them your 20th century credit card number and they will make everything OK." I then leapt in my Clarity and drove off before they could discover that not all little old ladies know what they are talking about and ask me to activate the EVSE for them and drain my ChargePoint account.
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    BLAZETIGER New Member

    I'm barely starting with the basics. Going to get the windows tinted Friday. :cool:
  18. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    I suggest you pay extra to get the ceramic IR/heat blocking film. It makes a noticeable difference on heat gain in the car and reduces the ac load. My state even allows putting it on the windshield at a 70 % VLT.
    Welcome to the club.
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  19. fotomoto

    fotomoto Active Member

    Ha,ha, yes it was washed the day before but we would drive thru a small rain on the way home. :mad:

    I forgot to add it to this thread but I applied a thin coat of Optimum clear coat protectorant: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAJ6HYQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 shortly after purchase. I found out about it on another forum several years ago and tried it for the first time back when we got a new 2015 OutBack. It's never had a wax, still looks great and just now appears to be wearing thin (not quite beading up like it use too). The price has been lowered so it's now a much better deal.

    Here's a couple of recent pics of that subie with a brand new freshly painted front fender that didn't match and was sent back :(; a good comparison tho' of new vs old paint condition.

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  20. Robert_Alabama

    Robert_Alabama Well-Known Member

    I moved this from a spare tire thread, but wanted to give @Tek_Freek credit for pointing these out. I bought the same type from Ebay. I like how it works thus far. Decided to use the supplied double sided adhesive mount to stick it on the inside of the space below the console... about $25 including shipping and tax.

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